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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 3 December 1980Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Birth NameJenna Lee Dewan
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jenna Dewan is an actress, former model, and dancer. She was born on December 3, 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut, to Nancy (Bursch) and Darryll Dewan. Her father is of half Lebanese and half Polish descent, and her mother has German and English ancestry. Jenna grew up in Grapevine, Texas and discovered a love for dancing at the age of five. She is a graduate of Grapevine High School and has also attended the University of Southern California, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. Jenna was discovered by a dance agent and toured alongside some of the greatest in music entertainment, most notably Janet Jackson and Ricky Martin. She has also appeared in several music videos for artists such as Justin Timberlake, Mandy Moore and Missy Elliott. She has also appeared in several television sitcoms, including Quintuplets (2004), The Young and the Restless (1973) and Joey (2004). Jenna is most noted for her role as Nora Clark in the movie, Step Up (2006), in which she played an accomplished dancer.

Jenna married long-time boyfriend, actor Channing Tatum, in 2009. They have one child, a daughter.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Nickole

Spouse (1)

Channing Tatum (11 July 2009 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (14)

Toured as a dancer on Sean Combs's "We Invented the Remix" Tour and Janet Jackson's "All For You" World Tour.
Her father's name is Darryll Dewan, her mother's name is Nancy Lee Bursch Smith, her step-dad is Claude Brooks Smith.
Her father, Darryll Dewan, is of half Lebanese and half Polish ancestry, making Jenna 25% Lebanese and 25% Polish. Her grandparents were Evelyn (Ziemba), who was the daughter of Polish immigrants, and Emil Dewan, who was of Lebanese descent. On her mother's side, Jenna has German and English ancestry.
Was to appear in a 2007 remake of Revenge of the Nerds (1984) starring Adam Brody but after three weeks of filming the project was canceled.
Has a dog named "Meeka" with her husband Channing Tatum.
Met husband Channing Tatum on the set of Step Up (2006).
Married her boyfriend of 3 years Channing Tatum following a 10-month-long engagement (July 11, 2009).
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a daughter Everly Elizabeth Maiselle Tatum on May 31, 2013. Child's father is her husband, Channing Tatum.
Was 3 months pregnant with her daughter Everly when she completed filming the pilot for Witches of East End (2013).
Attended the University of Southern California, but did not graduate.
Was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority at USC.
Returned to work 2 months after giving birth to her daughter Everly to begin filming the 1st season of Witches of East End (2013).
Appeared alongside Julia Ormond, M├Ądchen Amick and Rachel Boston in a public service announcement for breast cancer awareness. [October 2013]
Engaged to Channing Tatum. [September 2008]

Personal Quotes (1)

I'm about 50/50 when it comes to technology. I can check my email and search for stuff, but if I hear we're on this and this and this site, then I need an exact link to get there otherwise I'm going to get lost.

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